BOOK REVIEW: How To Be Happy by Eva Woods

Format: Kindle, Bought Links: Goodreads | Amazon UK Blurb: Annie Hebden is stuck. Stuck in her boring job, with her irritating roommate, in a life no thirty-five-year-old would want. But deep down, Annie is still mourning the terrible loss that tore a hole through the perfect existence she’d once taken for granted—and hiding away is safer …

BOOK REVIEW: The Beach Wedding by Dorothy Koomson

Format: Paperback, ARC Links: Goodreads | Amazon UK Blurb: Will your past always catch up with you? Tessa Dannall is excited and happy when her daughter, Nia, arrives at their family’s tropical beach resort to get married. Tessa is also trying to forget the last time she went to a wedding on this beach and how …

BOOK REVIEW: The Last Laugh by Tracy Bloom @bookouture @TracyBBloom

Format: eBook, NetGalley Links: Goodreads | Amazon UK Blurb: Jenny discovers her days are numbered at the same time she discovers her husband is having an affair…  Frankly, her life was tough enough already. Two tricky teenagers, her mother’s constant complaints, friends who aren’t up to the job and a career which has been spiralling downwards …

Book Review: The Marble Collector by Cecelia Ahern

Format: Paperback, gift Links: Goodreads |  Amazon UK Blurb: A forgotten childhood. A discovered life. What if you only had one day to find out who you really were? When Sabrina Boggs stumbles upon a mysterious collection of her father’s possessions, she discovers a truth where she never knew there was a lie. The familiar …

Book Review: Alice and the Fly by James Rice

Format: Paperback, won in a giveaway Links: Amazon UK | Amazon US | Goodreads Blurb: This is a book about phobias and obsessions, isolation and dark corners. It’s about families, friendships, and carefully preserved secrets. But above everything else it’s about love. Finding love – in any of its forms – and nurturing it. Miss Hayes …

Book Review: My Sweet Revenge by Jane Fallon

Format: ARC, Paperback Links: Goodreads | Amazon Blurb: I want to make my husband fall back in love with me. Let me explain. This isn’t an exercise in 1950s wifeydom. I haven’t been reading articles in old women’s magazines. ‘Twenty ways to keep your man’. That couldn’t be further from the truth. I want him …

Book Review: The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time by Mark Haddon

Publisher: Vintage Format: Bought, paperback Links: Goodreads | Amazon UK Blurb: The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time is a murder mystery novel like no other. The detective, and narrator, is Christopher Boone. Christopher is fifteen and has Asperger’s Syndrome. He knows a very great deal about maths and very little about human beings. …

Book Review: When He Fell by Kate Hewitt (& Giveaway)

Publisher: Carina Format: eBook, ARC from NetGalley Links: Goodreads | Amazon UK | Amazon US | Barnes & Noble Blurb: Josh and Ben are nine years old and best friends, until a single, careless act in the school playground destroys the lives of both families – and wrenches their small Manhattan school apart. As both mothers …

Book Review: George’s Grand Tour by Caroline Vermalle

Title: George’s Grand Tour Author: Caroline Vermalle Publisher: Gallic Blurb: At the age of eighty-three, retired butcher George Nicoleau is about to set off on the greatest adventure of his life. George and his neighbor Charles have long dreamt of a road trip, driving the 3,500 kilometres that make up the stages of the Tour …

Book Review: The Dead Wife’s Handbook by Hannah Beckerman

Title: The Dead Wife’s Handbook Author: Hannah Beckerman Publisher: Penguin 2015 Reading Challenge Category: A Book That Made Me Cry Blurb: The end was just the beginning… Rachel, Max and their daughter Ellie had the perfect life – until the night Rachel’s heart stopped beating. Now Max and Ellie are doing their best to adapt …

Book Review: Fractured by Dani Atkins

What it’s about: The night of the accident changed everything… Now, five years on, Rachel’s life is crumbling. She lives alone in a tiny flat, working in a dead-end job, desperate with guilt over her best friend’s death. She would give anything to turn back the clock. But life doesn’t work like that… Does it? …

Book Review: Voodoo Child by Janice Horton & author interview

What it’s about: In ‘Voodoo Child’, ex-celebrity UK fashion model Nola and her handsome Haitian husband Louis are expecting their first baby. But as one precious life begins another is about to end. Louis’s beloved old Uncle Sid is dying and has declared his last wish is to see Louis and Nola’s new baby baptised …